July 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
This past week The Daily Mail featured a photo essay by St. Louis photographer Demond Meek entitled “Slum Beautiful” in which the artist chronicled some of the city’s abandoned buildings and crumbling lots. In the article, “City of Ghosts,” Meek told the Daily Mail, “I wanted to focus on the buildings that were once considered beautiful or treasures- a few that could be fixed up with a little bit of love.”
April 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
April 5, 2012 § Leave a Comment
While working at the United Nations, I’ve grown accustomed to celebrating diverse (and sometimes odd) international days and commemorations (Happy World Day for Laboratory Animals!). But when I was alerted that April was National Garden Month here in the US, I was all too eager to jump on board and celebrate one of my favorite Midwest gardening organizations — St. Louis’s Gateway Greening.
May 24, 2011 § Leave a Comment
It’s true, Dallas isn’t in the Midwest. But Better Block is an idea that can be implemented anywhere. And it has… in St. Louis and Tulsa, to name just two place closer to home. It starts with an ugly block. It ends with a vibrant community.